04.29.2016 | 21 Nisan, 5776
Hamas: 'There will be an explosion' unless Israel lifts Gaza blockade
Two Palestinian teens attempt to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint
Palestinians clash with IDF forces as Jewish worshipers visit Joseph’s Tomb
Exclusive: Israeli envoy slams Austria’s hosting of Palestinian hijacker terrorist
In Depth: ZAKA founder explains why Haredim entering the workforce is a Torah value
NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal
Bikini blunder?: Bar Refaeli swimsuit collection accused of copying $11 eBay design
Analysis: Are US, Israel winning or losing newest cyber battles
Gal-On endorses Berko to head key Knesset panel
Mimouna all night long
Katz: We can’t count on US at UN
Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart
ISRAELI OPERA Gounod: Romeo and Juliet TA Opera House, April 18
Dining: A roadside attraction
J’lem wraps up first place and home court in postseason
Rajkovic suspended following Sakhnin brawl
Tensions run amok as Mac TA, Sakhnin brawl in rematch
Sinai Says: New horizons open up for Casspi following breakthrough season
Your investments: Omer and building wealth
COLUMN ONE: Defeating Hamas in America
Israel’s economy: Reasons to be cheerful – and some for concern
MIDDLE ISRAEL: Should we visit Auschwitz?
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
Five years on, Jordan grapples with Syrian refugee crisis
Analysis: The limits of the Iran-Russia alliance
Report: Iran looks to deploy Hamas in the battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS
South African president in Iran to develop ties
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
Boston-area men charged in ISIS-inspired beheading plot against police
Former Nazi guard expected to break silence at German trial
Potential Jewish NFL pick chooses latkes all year long
A new arrival to Calcutta gives its Jewish population a bump, to 9
Next year on Alpha Centauri: Stephen Hawking wishes friends 'Pesach Sameach'
How much money is the life of the world's richest Jew worth?
Rx for Readers: Attending to hygiene in geriatric homes
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
Optical guide will keep orthopedic procedures on target
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
TECH TALK: Women's Empowerment
Country’s young computer innovators create apps at HackTrack TLV
US Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a 'great power' at Israel's expense
Trump, Clinton score early wins in Northeast states
Trump slams 'B-actor' with 'no mojo'
VIDEO: A 'Hassidic Jew' and 'devout Muslim' walk the streets of New York
This week in 60 seconds: Priestly blessings and religious brawls
Grapevine: Finally, a family center
Just Torah: Passover: A means – not an end in itself
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
Exclusive: Some Trump Vodka, popular as kosher for Passover spirit, may not be kosher
WATCH: Superman's got nothing on Israel!
Can you match the President to his opposing candidate?
Animals are just the best.
Can you solve this riddle?
Peace train building up steam
Hezbollah at a crossroad
A survivor’s story
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Veterans: Comic timing
Books: Seeing God’s face
Books: Between tribalism and universalism
Hot off the Arab press
A musical journey back to the Holy Temple
Hello, goodbye Jerusalem
This week in Jerusalem
Seen by engagement
Turning the (Seder) tables
‘Seas’ the day
Worn out with your workout?
The secret of the lost color
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday at Jerusalem church
Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus
A different Passover Seder
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving Israel
A Tree Avenue for the Mashabim Air Force Base in the Negev
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
Appeasement for Peace?
Just look at Miriam now
It's The Jews Fault, They Could Have Prevented WWII!....
Badir explains that city, with 22,000 residents, only received municipality property taxes from around 50% of them; today, that number is at 83%.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
"Political horizon is completely closed with this new settler government," PLO leader says.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
A 2014 report found that two-thirds of government payments to suppliers were late.
By NIV ELIS
Steinitz calls compromise outline over Leviathan "balanced, responsible and appropriate."
By SHARON UDASIN
After almost a year of failing to get the government-approved National Government Hospital Authority off the ground, its director Esther Dominissini resigns.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Environmental Protection Ministry recommends residents take precautions: reduce standing water, use insect repellants, install window screens.
“It is our job to connect the Diaspora to Israel.”
By SAM SOKOL
A coup de déclarations super-patriotiques, l’ancienne porte-parole de Tsahal est parvenue à se hisser jusqu’au cabinet ministériel. Mais sa stratégie de va-t-en-guerre pourrait ne plus fonctionner
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Le nouveau ministre des Affaires de Jérusalem Zeev Elkin aspire à laisser de côté le conflit suscité par sa nomination, pour se mettre au travail
By PEGGY CIDOR
Sa nomination fait grincer les dents. La nouvelle ministre de la Justice va devoir prouver qu’elle est autre chose qu’une belle plante
By SARAH HONIG
La décision d’Avigdor Liberman d’entrer dans l’opposition place Benjamin Netanyahou dans une position délicate, à l’heure des grands défis diplomatiques
By HERB KEINON
Après avoir été sacré grand prêtre de la politique, Netanyahou conduira finalement
une coalition étroite. Entouré de rivaux plus hostiles que jamais, son leadership est menacé
We have all encountered frustrating ‘Kafkaesque' situations; here is another one, happening now.
Some residents have a right to varying tax breaks based on factors like socioeconomic status or age.
How Mayor Nir Barkat lost the ministry he never had to Likud MK Ze’ev Elkin.
Liberman said that Netanyahu was feeling pressure because it is no longer possible to expand his narrow, 61-MK coalition.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Jeremy Saltan declares his candidacy for a spot on the seven-member Bayit Yehudi central committee presidential board.
As part of the plan, the maximum income requirement for receiving additional income support and alimony will be increased.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Rumors are seen as part of pressure campaign by Netanyahu against United Torah Judaism, which is threatening to leave coalition over compromises the PM made regarding the Western Wall.
The party’s threat is the culmination of more than a month of seething anger among the haredi political and rabbinic leadership over the agreement to create a pluralist prayer area.
By JEREMY SHARON
Controversial MK suspension bill heads to first vote.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Secret tapes plagued them both but one managed to finesse a pardon.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Edelman’s latest global poll includes Israel for the first time.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Two rebels can be enough to destabilize the narrow, 61-seat coalition, but Smotrich and Hazan’s act of protest had little impact.
It is a strange irony in Israel that the better a government is faring in the polls, the more likely there is to be an election.
Proposal states that any anyone who did not become an employee of the state after moving to Israel would get a state-sponsored pension increase of 2% of average salary in market.
In addition to being prime minister, Netanyahu is currently minister of foreign affairs, the economy, interior, communications, and regional cooperation.
Kulanu has insisted that any measures be made in parallel with legislation that increases access to recreational activities on Shabbat.
A bill aimed at exposing foreign states’ aid to political causes is likely to intensify the private foreign funding that has been helping divide Israel for 40 years.
Netanyahu says he would not deal with the vacancies created by the departure of former interior minister Silvan Shalom until after the Likud vote on February 23.
Committee ignores Shaked request for a list of 3 final candidates.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,LAHAV HARKOV
Kahlon, Deri blame Lapid, citing cuts to child allotments.
Revoking citizenships of nationals joining terror group is on the agenda of governments across the world.
Beduin supporters opposed the bill, saying the legislation would result in up to 40,000 Beduin losing their land.
Edelstein calls on MKs to put politics aside and unite against terror; Herzog: We support steps to bring security back.
On first day of Knesset's winter session following its extended summer recess, opposition party heads firmly ruled out entering the government.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef appoints three new temporary appointments to Supreme Rabbinical Court likely to stave off need to make permanent appointments.
“There is clearly a growing, solid, overwhelming majority of Israelis who are unhappy about the way religion and state are linked and impacting the lives of individuals and the state."
Movement for Quality Government says PM should keep the cabinet at 21 ministers and combine rather than split ministries.
Court says UTJ's Litzman has 60 days to quit as deputy health minister or to agree to be appointed full-fledged health minister.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JEREMY SHARON,GIL HOFFMAN
Newly launched Coalition for Social Reform demands government action
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
Yisrael Beytenu leader Liberman says glad he stayed out of current coalation.
Israeli Arab NGO head behind plan tell ‘Post’: If an adequate amount is not offered, protests would begin on September first.
The bill has been advanced by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who wants to quit the Knesset to enable the entrance of former MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, the next candidate on the Bayit Yehudi list.
The “Norwegian Law,” based on the model of the Scandinavian country’s government, requires each minister to be replaced in the legislature by a candidate from his or her party’s ballot.
Agreement marks first cooperation between PM and Yisrael Beytenu leader since party rejected Likud’s offer to join coalition.
Preliminary vote on a Yesh Atid bill passes by one vote; coalition had a majority in the room but lost due to two MKs' mishaps and an opposition trick.
Both the National Council for the Prevention of Road Accidents and the Israel Securities Authority did not employee any Ethiopian Israelis or Druse last year, the report reveals.
MKs complain NII does not do enough to inform people of their rights and entitlements.
Netanyahu began to feel the weight of having only a 61-seat coalition when he was forced to give in on a procedural motion on the natural gas deal.
"The terrorist organizations must receive the message that the blood of Israeli citizens, especially residents of Judea and Samaria, is not worthless," says Uri Ariel.
Days after resignation from minister-without-portfolio post, Likud MK reassures public he will continue to represent his party in the Knesset.
New report outlines policy measures to improve Israeli society.
Minister-Without-Portfolio Bennie Begin will most likely have to leave the cabinet.
Cabinet approves long list of deputy ministers.
Tensions between Netanyahu and Erdan intensified Monday when the latter vowed to fight to dismantle the Bezeq Internet infrastructure monopoly.
Likud lawmaker takes over from Yisrael Beytenu MK, who held position for six years.
Motion, proposed by Yesh Atid, falls by a 59-56 vote.
Both Shas and Bayit Yehudi sought control of the ministry during the recent coalition negotiations.
Reform by Kulanu head Kahlon could be stymied by former interior minister.
The new petition is based on the Movement for the Quality of Government’s hope that now that ministers are appointed, court will more seriously consider disqualifying Deri, Galant.
Appointment of right-wing Likud MK to post sends mixed signals and proposes the question of what could have been.
Likud ministers battle over seats; Erdan threatens to stay out
Survey conducted by Smith Polling Institute finds that 52% of respondents say deal with UTJ included too many concessions.
Faction argues two sections of Likud-Bayit Yehudi coalition deal are illegal.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Respondents believe Kahlon will fail to fix housing crisis.
Faction steps back from responsibility for religion and state issues.
New exhibit: Facing the British Lion — With Nothing but a Pencil
By JPOST IVRIT STAFF
Breaking the Silence is a dove with an olive branch pointing the way to a new and better future
By ILAN BARUCH
"I propose the following 10-point program to ensure that Israel attains the status we have so long worked to achieve, that of international pariah."
By HAIM WATZMAN
The current government is picking the ministry’s bones to resolve narrow party personnel problems.
By ALON LIEL
Every year 2,000 or so government resolutions are passed in the Knesset, but few are carried out.
By SARAH LEIBOVITZ-DAR
You have to pass extensive and arduous tests and you have to show them an infinite number of documents, which prove two things: that you are not a journalist and that you are mentally healthy.
By LIOR DAYAN
A street vendor, nicknamed in the Moroccan media as "The Baghrir (Moroccan pancake) vendor Umm Fatiha," committed self-immolation after a Kenitra police officer confiscated her stall.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
US company refused to give the Egyptian government the ability to spy on users, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Oil minister in the previous government was tasked with forming a new cabinet after former PM Ibrahim Mehleb submitted his government's resignation last week.
It was not immediately clear why government resigned but officials say Egyptian president had been unhappy with the performance of several ministries.
Mounting piles of garbage festering in the summer heat are triggering health warnings and protests by residents furious their government failed to avoid the crisis.
In a well ordered regime, the public gives you the power to rule, for better or worse.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Bad laws don’t make good NGOs
By ILAN EVYATAR
The lack of transparency in Weinstein’s work makes it difficult to evaluate whether he did his job properly.
By GUY LURIE
Big governments today, dominating GDP accounts, wield much the same economic power as that of the monarchies of old.
By ALEX BENEDYK
"The rules of Question Period are quite simple. The president of the parliament invites the ministers of the French government to come to parliament and answer questions from parliamentarians."
By DAN ILLOUZ
It is at moments like this that Israeli democracy must defend itself. To that end, the government must take action on three fronts.
By YOHANAN PLESNER
In Israel, the charge that democracy is under threat is a sure sign that the person so charged has a far clearer grasp of what democracy means.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
Throughout my term in the Knesset, people would approach me and ask for “coalition funds” for themselves or for organizations that they represented.
By DOV LIPMAN
The problem is a complete divide within the nation, where half the nation is on one side, and half the nation is on the other side.
It’s hard writing about a new government when you can’t find it.
By LIAT COLLINS
Government coalition agreements inevitably end up looking like a collection of wish lists presented by the different coalition partners in exchange for their political support.
By JPOST EDITORIAL